This course will introduce Unitron’s newest products and technology. Soon patients will be able to hear the subtle nuances of speech with powerful technology that enables better understanding of who is talking, where the voice is coming from, and the underlying meaning. Participants will learn about this latest sound performance innovation, taking audibility and speech intelligibility to a whole new level.
Course created on March 13, 2020
- Summarize the benefits of Unitron’s newest technology and be able to demonstrate how the advanced performance can provide an easy first fit.
- Outline the new performance innovation that helps patients move from sounds to words to meaning.
- Define the multitude of wireless protocols used, and how the new updates can provide a more exceptional connectivity experience.
- Identify new accessories and patient profiles who would benefit from them.
|0-15 Minutes||Introduction to new products, technology and rechargeability options|
|15-40 Minutes||Presentation of the new sound performance innovation|
|40-55 Minutes||Discussion of wireless capabilities, including streaming and new accessories.|
|55-60 Minutes||wrap up, Q & A|
Sandie Jotrina Dela Cruz
Sandie Dela Cruz is Unitron’s Field Trainer for the Western US Region. Sandie Received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida. Sandie is a highly-trained professional with extensive experience in medical device environments. Her extensive educational background in audiology is a tremendous asset to Unitron. Sandie is adept at working with executives and staff at all corporate levels. Her demonstrated skills included developing and facilitating community marketing events and physician outreach initiatives. Bilingual in English and Tagalog, she is also well-versed in new technology treatments and recommendations.
Regional Field Trainer
Marion Dellamonica, AuD, CH-TM is Unitron’s Regional Trainer for the Southeast United States. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) and holds a dispensing audiologist license in the state of California. Prior to joining Unitron, Marion worked in private practice and hospital settings specializing in adult audiologic and vestibular diagnostics, hearing aids, tinnitus, and cerumen management. She enjoys the interaction between best practices, counseling, technology, and personalization to achieve optimal hearing care results for patients and providers.
Audiology & Education Manager
Kristina Petraitis, AuD, is the Audiology & Education Manager at Unitron. Kristina received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing in Australia and worked as an RN in the largest public hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She furthered her career completing her Doctorate of Audiology from Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium (NOAC) through Kent State University, Ohio. Prior to joining Unitron in 2017, she spent over 7 years in an ENT clinic conducting diagnostic hearing tests, and hearing aid fittings. In addition, after the clinic underwent restructure, she took on the office administrative role. From her years of interaction with patients in various settings, Kristina continues to focus on the patient experience as a primary importance to deliver world class health care.
Senior Regional Trainer
Bill Christman, Au.D., is a Senior Regional Trainer at Unitron. Bill received his Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University. Prior to joining Unitron, Bill worked in a private practice as a dispensing audiologist and as an adjunct clinical instructor at Michigan State University and Central Michigan University. While working for Unitron, Bill has worked in Sales, Technical Support, Research & Development, Product Management and Training. In his current role as Senior Regional Trainer, Bill works with customers throughout the Midwest.
Manager, Audiology and Education
Jan is the Manager of Audiology and Education at Unitron. At Unitron, she manages the Regional Training Department and the Technical Support Department. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University. She is a licensed audiologist in the state of Minnesota. Prior to joining Unitron, Jan worked as a Clinical Audiologist at an ENT clinic and as a Manufacturing Audiologist for a hearing instrument manufacturer. Jan has experience with fitting, verification and validation of hearing instruments for all patient populations. She enjoys educating professionals regarding hearing instrument fitting, verification, and trends in audiology by conducting professional presentations and performing hands-on training workshops.
Marion Dellamonica: Financial: Marion Dellamonica is employed by Unitron. Non-financial: Marion Dellamonica has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Kristina Petraitis: Financial: Kristina Petraitis is employed by Unitron. Non-financial: Kristina Petraitis has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Bill Christman: Financial: Bill Christman is employed by Unitron. Non-financial: Bill Christman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jan Storhaug: Financial: Jan Storhaug is employed by Unitron. Non-financial: Jan Storhaug has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Unitron in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Unitron products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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